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South Bethlehem Assistance Program

A program of the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (LUSBDC) located at the College of Business and Economics, the SBAP concentrates services to existing and prospective entrepreneurs in the community surrounding the University. The SBAP provides business consulting, entrepreneurial training, and information access and transfer to maximize business growth, enhance competitiveness and increase profitability of the community. The SBAP relies on the resources and expertise of the LUSBDC, Lehigh University, the private sector, and government agencies.

In addition to outreach, consulting, and training, the SBAP publishes a bi-annual newsletter dedicated to keeping the Lehigh/South Bethlehem community informed of activities, projects, partnerships, and resources affecting and involving businesses. All efforts contribute to program objectives of stronger business relationships and partnerships in South Bethlehem. 

To access the SBDC's free services, find out how we can assist, or locate the appropriate resource for your situation, simply visit our website and complete the Request for Service online or call/stop by our offices for a blank copy to complete. Our staff will contact you to confidentially discuss the details and work with you to agree on a course of action, whether working with an SBDC consultant or an agency/resource outside the SBDC.

SBA U.S. Small Business Administration            Lehigh University




Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Lehigh University. All services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatroy basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency can be made by calling (610) 758-3980. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been barred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally bedarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally barred or suspended in the future.